Exponents

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Expand your knowledge of exponents with an activity that promotes critical thinking and comparison skills. Middle and high schoolers compare numbers written in expanded and exponential form and explain their strategies for solving multiplication and division problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to an assessment or homework packet
  • Assign to small groups and project onto a whiteboard to discuss answers
  • Choose volunteers to model the hand expressions for exponents
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not provide a lot of space to write; have individuals write their answers on a separate piece of paper
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Pros

  • Offers opportunities for extension, differentiation, and assessment
  • Provides all necessary worksheets and instructions
  • Includes a diagram for using fingers to express exponents
Cons

  • None